Date archive: 2012

Germany joins the SKA Organisation

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Ten countries now involved in the pre-construction phase of the world’s largest telescope 20 December 2012, Manchester, UK – The Board of Directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education … Read more

SKA Organisation team visits Australian SKA site

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24 October 2012, Manchester, UK – The team from the international SKA office returned to Manchester from Australia last week following a visit to the Australian SKA site. The team from the SKA office met with the Australian management and … Read more

The SKA precursor telescope ASKAP opens in Australia

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5 October 2012, Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, Western Australia – The official opening ceremony of CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) was held today in Western Australia. The event marks the completion of the … Read more

SKA Organisation team visits South African SKA site

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27 September 2012, Manchester UK – The team from the international SKA office returned to Manchester from South Africa last week following a visit to the South African SKA site. The team from the SKA office met with the South … Read more

SKA Organisation at the XXVIII IAU General Assembly

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August 2012, Manchester, UK – The SKA Organisation had a busy and successful two weeks at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held at the end of August in Beijing, China. The SKA exhibition stand was manned … Read more

Sweden joins the SKA Organisation

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Further international support for the world’s largest radio telescope 28th June 2012, Manchester, UK – The Board of Directors of the Square Kilometre Array Organisation has formally welcomed Sweden, represented by Onsala Space Observatory, as the ninth member of the … Read more

SKA Members Statement on the General Meeting of 25 May 2012

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The Members of the SKA Organisation, meeting at Schiphol, have agreed the following: The members noted the report from the SSAC, and thanked them for their efforts. We noted that the report demonstrated that both sites were well suited to … Read more

Dual site agreed for Square Kilometre Array telescope

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25 May 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands – The Members of the SKA Organisation today agreed on a dual site solution for the Square Kilometre Array telescope, a crucial step towards building the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. The … Read more

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